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25 years of the web

25 years of the web | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it

Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the web. A remarkable achievement. A marker for how much impact one person can have. Both before and after it was assumed that only big companies could make world-changing software. How wrong that idea is.The great thing about the web is the diversity it brought about. The mistake we've made, 25 years later, is being so distracted by money and the appearance of engagement that we have turned that wonderful diversity machine into a monoculture.


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...only 25 years, but it seems we have been using it forever... 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 24, 2015 1:42 AM

An interesting read and listen.

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15 Ways To Use ChatterPix In Science Lessons

15 Ways To Use ChatterPix In Science Lessons | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
Looking for creative ways to make science class more fun? Check out the many fun ways K-8 teachers are using ChatterPix to enhance their science lessons.
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If you are creative a simple app can support you to great products...

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The best virtual reality apps for iPhone, compatible with Google Cardboard

The best virtual reality apps for iPhone, compatible with Google Cardboard | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
Before virtual reality headsets become mass-market products, iPhone owners can sample the futuristic technology in a cheap and easy way, thanks to Google Cardboard. AppleInsider offers a rundown of the best VR experiences available to download right now on the App Store.
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Some VR apps for Cardboard and even a few for creating own 3D moviees

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Ozobot in the Classroom

Ozobot in the Classroom | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
I’ve been talking about Spheros and Parrot drones a lot but there is one type of bot you should be trying in your classroom, the Ozobot. The small little bot is great for not only teaching your students code but also innovation. Ozobot can be programmed though any desktop or mobile tablet device that allows wi-fi or bluetooth features. You can code it to move to lines and color code on paper or even draw eraser board. Imagine coding with using a color marker to have this little bot, move and dance to by just following a simple line or coding it to create a story similar to Bee-Bot or Dash and Dot.  Here are some ideas you can try:

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and here are some ideas how and why to use it...

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10 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom

10 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it

Now you have learnt how to create your very own QR Codes and are able to print these out but how would you use them in the classroom? Well do not worry, as I offer 10 practical ideas whereby teachers could use QR Codes, with text embedded within it, in the classroom. So what are you waiting for?


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If you still doubt about the usefulness of QR codes :) find ideas here.

 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 9, 2015 12:45 AM

Some really nice ideas.

Sri's curator insight, December 18, 2015 3:11 AM

Very useful and quick way. But one has to have the technological resources and be tech savvy to an extent.

TD's curator insight, March 8, 2016 6:03 PM

Some really nice ideas.

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It’s not the kids, it’s the adults – working with technology in the classroom

It’s not the kids, it’s the adults – working with technology in the classroom | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
In my experience it’s the adults who need the help far more than the children. That’s where digital leaders come in.
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How true :). I also agree with: "What I would say to teachers looking to get in to using tech in the classroom is to have a go, there’s a lot to be said for getting the students to use it and see the impact it can have."

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StoryCorps.me

StoryCorps.me | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it

The StoryCorps app—a free mobile application—seamlessly walks users through an interview by providing all the necessary tools for a wonderful experience. You will receive help preparing questions, finding the right environment for your conversation, recording a high-quality interview on your mobile device, sharing the finished product with friends and family, and uploading your conversation to the StoryCorps.me website.


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It is an interesting tool for active learning how to interview and you can also browse through a list of interviews shared by users. 

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 23, 2015 12:39 PM

Story Corps is one of my favorite segments on NPR. Here is an app that will help you or your students participate! 

emilioet's curator insight, November 24, 2015 3:03 AM

StoryCorps.me

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 24, 2015 5:06 AM

A very good app to blend storytelling with our social, cultural and emotional heritage. It will definitely help our students in recovering their roots and thinking about life,

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The Basics of Open Technology

The Basics of Open Technology | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
From abundant tools and smart budgeting to accessibility and trust, the Albemarle County Public Schools maintain a district-wide tech program that leverages digital literacy for all students.
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I like this article because it addresses and gives solutions to most of our worries when technology is in question...I specially appreciate the explanation below:

Worry About Behavior, Not Technology

We really don't have "technology discipline." We see no difference between online bullying and on-paper or verbal bullying. We see no difference between damaging tech stuff and damaging any other school property. If we wouldn't take books away from a child who let a book get wet, we won't take contemporary tools away from a child who made a mistake with his or her digital device. For our children, these tools are how they communicate and learn, and if we act as if that's true, the rules become much easier to understand.

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Why Understanding These Four Types of Mistakes Can Help Us Learn

Why Understanding These Four Types of Mistakes Can Help Us Learn | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
By understanding the level of learning and intentionality in our mistakes, we can identify what helps us grow as learners.
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It's important that we often pose on "mistakes" theme to help ourselves and students in the learning process. I agree with this: 

"Mistakes are not all created equal, and they are not always desirable. In addition, learning from mistakes is not all automatic. In order to learn from them the most we need to reflect on our errors and extract lessons from them."

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How Student Video Presentations Can Build Community in an Online Course

How Student Video Presentations Can Build Community in an Online Course | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
There was no way we could simply replicate in the online course the presentations that happen in the face-to-face version of the course. But we could use the online setting to do certain things that are uniquely suited to the online environment. So instead of having students present their solutions to problems in class, students presented their solutions to online homework questions by filming themselves and then posting the videos to YouTube.

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I agree that : 

"The presentations got students working at a higher level of Bloom’s Taxonomy by having them create something of value in the course, and I believe that doing these videos helped them connect to the content in new ways."

The idea can work out well also in the classroom ...

The presentations got students working at a higher level of Bloom’s Taxonomy by having them create something of value in the course, and I believe that doing these videos helped them connect to the content in new ways.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 16, 2015 4:50 PM

Useful insights to help you understand the process of moving a traditional course into an online setting. 

basil60's curator insight, November 17, 2015 4:14 PM

This could easily be applied to school environments - both primary and high school.

And it's a good way to demonstrate the SAMR or RAT model.

Jukka Sormunen's curator insight, November 19, 2015 2:22 AM

KlassikkaTV antaa mahdollisuuden jokaiselle opiskelijalle muodostaa oman videogalleriansa. Joulukuussa tuleva palvelinuudistus mahdollistaa jopa videoiden sisällä henkilökohtaiset muistiinpanot, yhteisölliset muistiinpanot ja monia muita sosiaalisen oppimisen työkaluja, jotka vahvistavat jokaisen Klassikkalaisen suoritumista lukio-opinnoista parhaalla mahdollisella tavalla,

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Optimal Video Length for Student Engagement

Optimal Video Length for Student Engagement | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
Hi, I’m Philip Guo, an assistant professor of Computer Science at the University of Rochester. Since my research interests are in human-computer interaction and online education, I was really excited when Anant Agarwal (edX President) and Rob Rubin (VP of Engineering) invited me to spend the past summer at edX as a visiting research scientist. Anant, Rob, and the rest of the edX leadership team... Read More about Optimal Video Length for Student Engagement
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Videos can play an important role in teaching and learning but we have to think of the content and length of them when using in the classroom.

"The optimal video length is 6 minutes or shorter — students watched most of the way through these short videos. In fact, the average engagement time of any video maxes out at 6 minutes, regardless of its length. And engagement times decrease as videos lengthen: For instance, on average students spent around 3 minutes on videos that are longer than 12 minutes, which means that they engaged with less than a quarter of the content. Finally, certificate-earning students engaged more with videos, presumably because they had greater motivation to learn the materia"

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Reading, Writing and Video Gaming

Reading, Writing and Video Gaming | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
Teachers are learning that video games can actually improve our schools. As education adapts to please the gamer generation, will textbooks become obsolete?
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The article gives a good insight into the reasons why we should use games in teaching and learning. I agree with: "A textbook is much better than a video game at delivering names and dates," he explains. "But in today's world, data is available anywhere on the internet. What's more important now than learning names and data are the skills to analyze that data and to apply information to gain insight and make decisions. In the Information Age it's all about connecting the dots -- and games are, much more than books, extremely good at helping students learn this."

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30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom (infographic)

30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom (infographic) | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
I make no apologies for making this an iPad focused post. So many of the schools that I work with have iPads both for students and for educators. The majority of the 30 Apps I’ve chosen are o…
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A list of iPad apps for paperless classroom infographic.

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Why teachers struggle to harness the learning potential of the iPad

Why teachers struggle to harness the learning potential of the iPad | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
Over the last 100 years in teaching, how much has changed? Could you take a teacher from 1915 and drop them into a modern classroom? Apart from the strange haircuts and unfamiliar clothes they’d barely notice the difference, because the majority of school is still lecture driven. The teacher stands at the front, disseminating knowledge to the students. Now undertake the same scenario but with a surgeon. Bring a surgeon forward 100 years and it’s a different story. In a modern operating room our time traveller would be overwhelmed with sights and sounds. This is because technology has revolutionised surgery.

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I agree with your insight about life-long learning for teachers too, Nik. I also strongly stress this fact:  

"This means iPads shouldn’t scare you. They should excite you, because in that device you have literally hundreds of lessons waiting to be delivered. It’s a bold step to embrace the unknown, but your role as teacher is more valued than ever. Students may appear iPad experts in class, but they possess no framework to further their own learning. Without the right guidance, the iPad is only potential."

 

 This means iPads shouldn’t scare you. They should excite you, because in that device you have literally hundreds of lessons waiting to be delivered. It’s a bold step to embrace the unknown, but your role as teacher is more valued than ever. Students may appear iPad experts in class, but they possess no framework to further their own learning. Without the right guidance, the iPad is only potential. This means iPads shouldn’t scare you. They should excite you, because in that device you have literally hundreds of lessons waiting to be delivered. It’s a bold step to embrace the unknown, but your role as teacher is more valued than ever. Students may appear iPad experts in class, but they possess no framework to further their own learning. Without the right guidance, the iPad is only potential.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 18, 2015 12:55 AM

Yep. Training, training and more training. OR better still teachers need to become autonomous learners.

Eric Rodriguez's curator insight, September 23, 2015 6:34 PM

Interesting take on why the iPad boom is not working for some teachers in Europe. I agree with the article that  kids are far more tech savvy than most of their teachers because the grew up with it. While we had to learn the iPhone and iPad they are given one as early as three years old.

Santos Arturo Gamez's curator insight, October 6, 2015 10:58 PM

Technology should be a tool to enhance education, and not to replace it.  It is time to put off to the side any "scary" predictions of using technology inside the classroom.  It is important for the teachers of today not to be afraid of their students knowing more from technology than they do, but learn how to administer lessons, communication and collaboration using this technology.  This report will indicate important points of view for those who are going through this and how to initiate engagement in the students. 

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31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom - teachthought

31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom - teachthought | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
A smooth-running classroom is about, among other things, organization, workflow, and classroom management.

Organization is about resources, priority, and consistency.

Workflow is about clarity, tools, and consistency.

And classroom management is about relationships, trust, and consistency.

Which brings us to the following collection of apps to help your classroom run more smoothly. From apps that keep time, do one calls, choose groups, promote desired behavior, keep notes, create to-do lists, record grades, or make calendar sharing social, there are 31 here that can help make your life as a teacher easier

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useful to know and decide what to use in certain situation...

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20 More iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography & Earth Science | Ideas Out There

20 More iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography & Earth Science | Ideas Out There | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
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a collection of apps for geography and Earth scienece

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Classroom Kit | Ozobot

Classroom Kit | Ozobot | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
Get the Ozobot Kit for your classroom.
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Ozobot Kit for education can make the difference in the classroom. 

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iPad Coding Apps for Students | Listly List


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A good collection of apps for coding with iPads. 

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Virtonomics - a unique business game

Virtonomics - a unique business game | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it

You are about to embark on a risky and exciting journey into the world of entrepreneurship and toward the creation of your own business empire! Virtonomics will forever change your life…you will not only enjoy fascinating, free business games, but also improve your management, strategic thinking, and team building skills in our unparalleled business ecosystem.

 


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Also a learning game for serious business students ;)

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 5, 2015 12:30 AM

This looks like a great tool for learning about business and business English.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 5, 2015 4:54 AM
This could be good for entrepreneurial education.
Carol Hancox's curator insight, November 8, 2015 3:43 AM
May be enjoyed by the BS Dept
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The 7 Greatest Challenges Facing Education Technology

The 7 Greatest Challenges Facing Education Technology | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
Tight budgets and a lack of professional development are top challenges for education leaders. 
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Interesting data, but I can't agree more on this fact: 

“If there is one thing in this world I know to be true, it is that all of those technologies will have little to no impact on learning if teachers are not also provided with training and professional development to help them evolve from the conventional teaching practices of the 20th century,” writes Patnoudes.

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Why Video is the Best Medium for Microlearning

Why Video is the Best Medium for Microlearning | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
Could it be possible that the medium we choose be more important to improve knowledge transfer than our beloved content that we can’t get under 30 slides?
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No doubt. It's true: 

"75% of Millennials visit YouTube monthly. Millennials coincidentally are going to make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. But they aren’t alone. Regardless of age, people simply prefer video over other mediums. According to Neilson, video is the most popular content consumed globally. Think about it; if given a choice between watching an instructional video and reading a 3 page document, which would you choose?"

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12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom | Edudemic

12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom | Edudemic | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
The idea that students can learn something valuable from play isn’t new, or even controversial. A sizeable body of research has been conducted to back up what many teachers already knew to be true.  Fun and learning don’t have to be mutually exclusive, and it really works better for everyone involved when they’re not.

As such, making LEGO Bricks part of your lesson plan can help you teach concepts that students might otherwise find tedious, in a way that doesn’t feel like work to them. Many educators have already been putting this idea to the test with success. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Agree...and if you add also apps with virtual lego bricks they also learn abstract thinking and visualisation :) ...

 

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 23, 2015 10:19 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, November 27, 2015 8:19 AM

The legacy of Legos is amazing - so many children had developed concepts and skills through the construction and creativity of Legos. From my perspective, they ABSOLUTELY belong in every classroom - and every home. Play IS Learning.

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The changing role of the teacher in a Technology Enhanced Learning environment - ICT in Practice

The changing role of the teacher in a Technology Enhanced Learning environment - ICT in Practice | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
New technologies are continuing to make their way into our classrooms. It is evident that this is transforming how we design the
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Articles like this one help us reflect upon the usage and reasons of ICT in the classroom. 

"Jessel (2012) suggests that, “Innovation arising from new technologies makes a variety of demands upon the role of the teacher”. He continues, “At another level, the introduction of innovation makes major demands upon teachers’ pedagogical, professional and managerial skills.” What this tells us is that by using only the traditional teaching will not help teachers to integrate technology into their teaching. As the new technologies constantly evolve, maybe the focus has been too long on the technology, rather than training teachers to learn to evaluate each medium in terms of what can be achieved in practice and which strategies needs to be adopted.

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eduCanon: interactive video. unleashed.

eduCanon: interactive video. unleashed. | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
Flipped and Blended Interactive Video Learning Platform

 

My Rating: still exploring (but looks promising).


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another useful app/tool for enriching  flipped classroom videos

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Stephen Bright's curator insight, August 21, 2014 5:00 PM

eduCanon is an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. Teachers begin with any YouTube, Vimeo, or TeacherTube video content (screencasts, Khan Academy, Minute Physics, TED, NOVA, etc.) and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students. By time-linking activities that students engage with as the video progresses the content is segmented into digestible components - increasing student engagement and, through our real-time monitoring, informing the next day’s lesson planning.

 

Some nice features - you can't fast-forward through the material, but you can rewind to review something. Questions can also include feedback for responses chosen, and the video automatically pauses at the point the question is asked. Also there is a large range of question types - not just multiple choice - Reflective pause, fill in the blank, free response, check all that apply. 

 

You can also print out worksheets and the question editor has a built-in equation editor for maths. How well this is used will, of course, depend on the skill of the teacher in constructing relevant and challenging questions, but it is definitely a step up from other video interaction web-based tools. 

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My response to everyone – Don’t bin IT or ban IT, get IT right!

My response to everyone – Don’t bin IT or ban IT, get IT right! | learning by using iPads | Scoop.it
I want to be very clear from the outset… Technology can make a big difference. To students’ engagement. To students’ chances. To students’ outcomes. To students’ results. So let’s get I…
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I can't agree more with his thought: "Times are changing. Let’s not be polar about this. Let’s realise that it is actually more likely that the children we work with are going to be using technology themselves in their personal and professional lives. Let’s look at how we can support and enhance their learning using tech whilst skilling ourselves up in the process. I believe that we have the moral imperative upon us to do so. We are after all, leaders of children. Let’s lead them the right way: through inspiring  digital leadership, powerful social  leadership,  responsible digital citizenship. Let’s genuinely model these qualities to the young people we are so privileged to work with."

Times are changing. Let’s not be polar about this. Let’s realise that it is actually more likely that the children we work with are going to be using technology themselves in their personal and professional lives. Let’s look at how we can support and enhance their learning using tech whilst skilling ourselves up in the process. I believe that we have the moral imperative upon us to do so. We are after all, leaders of children. Let’s lead them the right way: through inspiring  digital leadership, powerful social  leadership,  responsible digital citizenship. Let’s genuinely model these qualities to the young people we are so privileged to work with.

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